Thursday, December 31, 2009


35"x25" oil/canvas
Here is one of the entries for the figure show at AAH. It's not the one I worked tiredlessly on last night. More on that later..... Also, stay tuned. I'm rigging the Sprinter van up this weekend to be a travelling studio. Plein air painting out of a van. Just open the side or rear doors-pull up a chair and go! Cheating? perhaps. It will be the worlds most expensive umbrella. Off to David Oleski's place for New Years Eve. Those 60"x84" apple paintings have to seen in person to be believed. He's on my link list for a view. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! pray for a good stock market. It helps the art market

P.S. some of this years shows are lined up already. I'll be updating in a few weeks.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Winter Sycamores along the Susquehanna

12"x12" oil/panel

I find these mighty sycamores to be great subject matter during the winter time. On a side note The Art Association of Harrisburg's "Figuratively Speaking" show is coming up in the middle of January. I'll be exhibiting "girl in the striped dress" and I have an idea for the second painting to enter. I was going to enter my 3ft square Longhorn painting. Decided to dig out a figure study I did at Pratt Manhattan many years ago and paint over it with the new thick juicy style and see where it goes. I'll post before and after. I have to get it done soon so it will be dry. Perhaps tomorrow....I found out a few weeks ago that I was accepted into the OPA. Oil painters of America. A great group of artists keeping representational painting alive while appreciating the many different styles so many of us use to convey our visual world.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

youtube link

Just a test to see if youtube link works. I think I prefer this version. The blogger video is a bit too small. When I finally put together a real demo/video I'll go with youtube. Any input would be appreciated if there are issues viewing these. Remember, I only had a poor camera to use. You can't even see brush strokes!There might be a way to change size of video. I'll look into it. Hopefully I can get my hands on an actual video camera. Heck, my regular camera might have that option. I'm not very technically savvy. But I'm working on it. I've added the triptych on the end of the video.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Winter River

I'm testing some new ideas. Unfortunately, I only had my ancient camera today to take still shots during painting. The quality of images is poor but I'm more concerned with figuring out the programming. Basically, I did a triptych and posted the first one in action on youtube. I should note for the last 2 years I only play Vivaldi's 4 seasons while painting in studio. I must upload that somehow. This symphony is good however. Merry Christmas and all that good stuff..............................

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Christmas gifts

"Porsche 356"
6"x6" oil/board

"Medieval German Church"
6"x6" oil/board

Two impromptu pieces for the inlaws. No fear, they dont have a computer.

Sunday, December 13, 2009


10"x20" oil/canvas

It's pouring down freezing rain outside so I decided a summer scene was in order. I took a photo of a great cloud last summer. I was driving down rte. 283 and snapping photos out the passenger window at highway speed. Guard rails and trees obscured most of the pics but this one worked...I think..